Vermont: "Man" attacks elderly woman with machete at hotel for homeless

I saw the story yesterday and am looking around this morning for any news about the “man” (the alleged attacker) who happens to have a Muslim name and looks like he might be Somali.  I’m not seeing anything yet. Is he a refugee, an illegal alien, an asylum seeker, a diversity visa lottery winner, what? … Continue reading Vermont: "Man" attacks elderly woman with machete at hotel for homeless

Winooski, Vermont: Somali boy drowns, police criticized for poor communication with family

The refugee family had been in the US for a  year, but apparently still had poor English language skills. I’m posting this story just so readers in present and future ‘welcoming’ towns in America know what they have to get ready for—the cost of interpretation services. And, I think this is being set up as … Continue reading Winooski, Vermont: Somali boy drowns, police criticized for poor communication with family

Senator Patrick Leahy of Vermont wants more money for refugees

That is nothing new.  Leahy has been a longtime advocate of the US Refugee Admissions Program, but what interested me was  his remark that local communities needed more money to support refugees, and references Rutland. But, wait, Rutland mayor Christopher Louras was just in upstate New York telling those citizens that refugees revitalize and bring … Continue reading Senator Patrick Leahy of Vermont wants more money for refugees

News from Vermont says refugee program put on hold, not clear if it is just for Vermont

Update September 2: Vermont Digger tells us the original story was taken down and that there is no truth to any of it.  Rutland is still a target site. There is breaking news in Vermont that the controversial resettlement of 100 Syrian Muslims to Rutland has stalled in Washington. But, local reports say that US … Continue reading News from Vermont says refugee program put on hold, not clear if it is just for Vermont